Encyclopedia of Human Development, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Neil J. Salkind [University of Kansas]
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412936349
  • ISBN-13: 9781412936347
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1488 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released December 2005
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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About

Overview

The Encyclopedia of Human Development, originally published in print format in 2005, is the first comprehensive, authoritative, and informative reference work that presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts from the fields of psychology, individual and family studies, and education in a way that is not too technical. With over 600 entries organized from A-Z, this three-volume Encyclopedia covers topics as diverse as adolescence, cognitive development, education, family, gender differences, identity, longitudinal research, personality development, prenatal development, temperament, and more.

Key features include:

  • Provides cross-disciplinary coverage, with contributions from experts in the fields of psychology, education, human development and family studies, and gerontology
  • Highlights classic studies and theories and provides brief biographies of notable researchers and theorists
  • Takes a lifespan approach by including several "anchor essays" that cover specific phases of development such as prenatal, infancy, childhood, adolescence, early and middle adulthood, later adulthood and aging
  • Begins with an Introduction that details the scope, rationale, and audience for the work

The cross-disciplinary field of human development is one that captures interest among and holds practical relevance for the general public as well as academia, therefore this engaging Encyclopedia will be a welcome addition to any academic or public library.

Contributors

Contributors

  • Neil J. Salkind [University of Kansas]

Reviews

"...this excellent encyclopedia is highly recommended for academic and medium-to-large public libraries." --Lawrence Looks at Books, May 2006

— Lawrence Looks at Books

Table of Contents

Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Editorial Board.
List of Entries.
Reader's Guide.
About the Editor.
Contributors.
Preface.
1: Abecedarian Research Project.
2: Abortion.
3: Abstract Reasoning.
4: Accommodation.
5: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
6: Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).
7: Activity Theory.
8: Acupuncture.
9: Adaptation.
10: Addiction.
11: Adler, Alfred (1870–1937).
12: Adolescence.
13: Adoption.
14: Advance Directives.
15: African Americans.
16: After-School Programs.
17: Age Discrimination.
18: Ageism.
19: Aggression.
20: Aging.
21: Aging Parents.
22: Aging Well.
23: Ainsworth, Mary Salter (1913–1999).
24: Alcoholics Anonymous.
25: Alcoholism.
26: Alleles.
27: Allergy.
28: Altruism.
29: Alzheimer's Disease.
30: American Academy of Pediatrics.
31: American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).
32: American Psychological Association.
33: American Psychological Society.
34: American Sign Language (ASL).
35: Americans with Disabilities Act.
36: Ames, Louise (1908–1996).
37: Amnesia.
38: Amphetamines.
39: Androgyny.
40: Anemia.
41: Anger.
42: Anorexia Nervosa.
43: Anti-Semitism.
44: Antisocial Behavior.
45: Anxiety Disorders.
46: Apgar Score.
47: Apgar, Virginia (1909–1974).
48: Apnea.
49: Applied Behavior Analysis.
50: Aptitude.
51: Aptitude Tests.
52: Arteriosclerosis.
53: Asperger Syndrome.
54: Assimilation.
55: Assisted Living.
56: Assisted Suicide.
57: Asthma.
58: Athletics.
59: Attachment.
60: Attention.
61: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
62: Attention Span.
63: Attitude.
64: Attribution Theory.
65: Authoritarian Parenting Style.
66: Authoritative Parenting Style.
67: Autism.
68: Average Life Expectancy.
69: Babbling.
70: Babinski Reflex.
71: Baby Boomers.
72: Baby Talk.
73: Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging.
74: Bandura, Albert (1925–).
75: Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
76: Barker, Roger (1903–1990).
77: Battered Child Syndrome.
78: Battered Woman Syndrome.
79: Baumrind, Diana (1927–).
80: Bayley, Nancy (1899–1994).
81: Bayley Scales of Infant Development.
82: Bereavement.
83: Bereavement Overload.
84: Berkeley/Oakland Longitudinal Studies.
85: Bilingualism.
86: Binet, Alfred (1857–1911).
87: Binge Drinking.
88: Binge Eating.
89: Biological Clock.
90: Birth Defects.
91: Birth Order.
92: Birth Weight.
93: Birthing Centers.
94: Bisexuality.
95: BMI (Body Mass Index).
96: Bowlby, John (1907–1990).
97: Brain Death.
98: Brain Development.
99: Brain Lateralization.
100: Brain Plasticity.
101: Brazelton, T. Berry (1918–).
102: Breast Cancer.
103: Breathing Reflex.
104: Breech Birth.
105: Bronfenbrenner, Urie (1917–).
106: Brown, Roger (1925–1997).
107: Bruner, Jerome (1915–).
108: Buddhism.
109: Bulimia Nervosa.
110: Bullying.
111: Cancer.
112: Cardiovascular Disease.
113: Career Development.
114: Case Study.
115: Categorization.
116: Catholicism.
117: Centers for Disease Control.
118: Charter Schools.
119: Child Abuse.
120: Child Care/Day Care.
121: Child Custody.
122: Child Neglect.
123: Child Rearing.
124: Childlessness.
125: Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN).
126: Children's Rights.
127: Chomsky, Noam (1928–).
128: Chromosomes.
129: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
130: Chronic Illness.
131: Chronological Age.
132: Circadian Rhythm.
133: Circumcision.
134: Classical Conditioning.
135: Cluster Suicide.
136: Cocaine.
137: Cochlear Implant.
138: Cognitive Development.
139: Cognitive Dissonance.
140: Cognitive Equilibrium.
141: Cognitive Style.
142: Cohabitation.
143: Cohort.
144: Colic.
145: Common Law Marriage.
146: Comorbidity.
147: Competence Versus Performance.
148: Concrete Operational Period.
149: Conduct Disorder.
150: Conflict.
151: Congestive Heart Failure.
152: Congregate Housing.
153: Conscience.
154: Conservation.
155: Continuity and Discontinuity in Development.
156: Contraception.
157: Convergent Thinking.
158: Cooperative Learning.
159: Cooperative Play.
160: Corporal Punishment.
161: Correlation.
162: Cosleeping Arrangements.
163: Courtroom Testimony.
164: Crack Baby Syndrome.
165: Crawling.
166: Creativity.
167: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.
168: Criterion-Referenced Tests.
169: Critical Period.
170: Cross-Cultural Development.
171: Cross-Sectional Research.
172: Crying.
173: Crystallized Intelligence.
174: Cystic Fibrosis.
175: Darwin, Charles (1809–1882).
176: Dating.
177: Deadbeat Dads.
178: Deafness.
179: Death.
180: Death with Dignity.
181: Deductive Reasoning.
182: Deferred Imitation.
183: Delinquency.
184: Dementia.
185: Dependent Variable.
186: Depression.
187: Development.
188: Developmental Direction.